The Nigeria military says it has captured a top Boko Haram Commander and rescued 178 captivities in Bama axis of Borno State in its latest crackdown on the Islamic insurgents in North Eastern Nigeria.
The name of the captured Boko Haram commander is yet to be made public. The military authority in a statement released through its twitter handle: @HQNigerianArmy confirmed that 178 people held captive by Boko Haram, made up of 101 children, 67 women and 10 men respectively were rescued in the operation. “The development was sequel to the ongoing operations to clear Boko Haram terrorists in its area of operations, the troops of 21 Brigade in conjunction with elements of 151 Task Force Battalion of 7 Division, Nigerian Army have conducted offensive operations along Aulari in Bama axis,” it explained.
The troops, according to the information, successfully cleared terrorists’ camp in Fadan, Shuwarin, Wulari, Ngoro Dauye, Jidori, Alikashiri, Kalzamari-Shuwa and Kalzamari-Kanuri amongst others.
“Also, three Boko Haram flags were recovered while five motor cycles were burnt by the troops. In addition, one Boko Haram commander was captured alive and is presently undergoing investigation,” the military said.
By Olisemeka Obeche